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February 1, 2009
On January 27, 2009, Jonathan Alsop, Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mount Wilson Lane on Monday, February 2 at 3 P.M. Interment Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery - Berrymans Lane. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the charity of your choice. In mourning at 2502 Lightfoot Drive, Baltimore, MD 21209 sollevinson.com
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
An extra spark in the playing at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's first program of the 2014-2015 subscription series a week ago made me think this would turn out to be an exceptional season. Something about the second program this weekend made me even more convinced. I know you are tired of hearing me say this, but I just want to make sure it's sinking in - the BSO is operating at a technical peak these days and demonstrating a tighter rapport than ever with music director Marin Alsop.
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August 27, 2003
On August 24, 2003, JAMES D. ALSOP SR., loving husband of Etta Alsop; beloved father of James Jr., daughter-in-law Marlene, grandson Justin, and other family and friends. Friends may call at the JOSEPH L. RUSS FUNERAL HOME, 2222 W. North Avenue on Thursday from 3 to 8 P.M., with family hour 7 to 8. Wake Saturday, August 30, 10 A.M. with Funeral to follow at 11 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 21180 Bagby Road, Sparta, VA.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
"Great Performances," the PBS showcase of American performing arts, came to town for the Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six Saturday night and showed how to make great, live television. On paper, the lineup of talent for the concert celebrating the bicentennial of the national anthem was a very mixed bag: Melissa Etheridge, Denyce Graves-Montgomery, Little Big Town, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Kristin Chenoweth, Jordin Sparks, Pentatonix, Paulo Szot, Train, The Navy Band Sea Chanters and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marin Alsop.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | June 21, 2008
Marin Alsop's inaugural season as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is ending pretty much the way it started, with a program that places a sizable contemporary American work alongside a blockbuster from the standard European canon. In this case, the former is Joan Tower's big and often bracing Concerto for Orchestra; the latter is Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The results Thursday night at the Music Center at Strathmore were also pretty much the same as at the season launch back in September - a hot performance of the modern piece, something less than a totally persuasive account of the venerable classic.
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By Richard Reeves and Richard Reeves,Special to The Sun | March 26, 1995
"Joe Alsop's Cold War: A Study of Journalistic Influence and Intrigue," by Edwin M. Yoder Jr. 220 pages. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. $24.95The day will soon be here, alas, when a child or two will turn to a parent and ask, "Mommy, what was a syndicated columnist?" Edwin Yoder's wise little book on Joseph Alsop, who plied that demanding trade - three columns a week when it mattered - can give a satisfying answer."Stopping Taft had become a top priority item on the columnists" agenda by early 1952,'Yoder writes of the brothers Alsop, Joseph and Stewart, during the campaign year when Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio and General Dwight D. Eisenhower contended for the Republican nomination.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,tim.smith@baltsun.com | June 6, 2009
Shortly after signing a new five-year contract that will keep her in the post of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director until 2015, Marin Alsop led the ensemble in a hefty program Thursday night that included the East Coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto. Written for Baltimore's own classical music star, Hilary Hahn, it's a killer of a concerto for the soloist, and it asks a lot of listeners, too. Cast in three movements, the half-hour concerto makes a grand statement, packed with thematic material and expansive development, all of it delivered with extraordinarily prismatic colors.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,sun music critic | October 27, 2007
The musical relationship between the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and music director Marin Alsop hit a new plateau Thursday night. Just about everything clicked tightly and expressively in a meaty program that drew a big, happy crowd - and a TV crew from CBS Evening News gathering footage for future use. After a few weeks of spotty attendance for guest conductor-led programs, it was reassuring to see the turnout at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, although I...
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | December 18, 2007
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will help pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein at New York's Carnegie Hall next season, performing his eclectic Mass with the Morgan State University Choir and Brooklyn (N.Y.) Youth Chorus. BSO music director and Bernstein protege Marin Alsop will conduct the Carnegie performance Oct. 24, as well as another concert the next day at the United Palace Theater, a restored vaudeville/movie venue in the uptown New York neighborhood of Washington Heights. The second performance will involve hundreds of New York City public-school students.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | July 21, 2005
Saying they had found "a dynamic leader to restore the vigor to our organization and be an ambassador to our community and the world," BSO officials formally introduced Marin Alsop as their new music director yesterday. The announcement capped a tumultuous five days during which many orchestra members objected strongly to the timing of her appointment. Yesterday's presentation and a morning sit-down between Alsop and the BSO's musicians were part of an effort to try to offset any lingering disharmony.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2014
Marin Alsop, who led a vigorous account of Beethoven's Ninth last month with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra , will conduct that same iconic work on Sunday with her ensemble in Brazil, the Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, as a World Cup salute. This performance will be streamed live for free on the terrific classical Web site, medici.tv , at 4:30 p.m. EST on July 6. Joining the Sao Paulo orchestra and two choirs (Coro Academico da OSESP and Coro da OSESP)
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
An emperor and a dictator rule over the latest Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program, which turns out to be benevolent for us commoners who like noble music-making. Friday night's concert at Meyerhoff Hall was one of the most riveting and unified the BSO has given in the past decade or more. The repeats Saturday and Sunday could get even hotter.  Music director Marin Alsop has paired two meaty works to form something of an epic. Beethoven's evergreen Piano Concerto No. 5 has such scope and presence that, long ago, it acquired the nickname "Emperor.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Marin Alsop began her tenure as Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director in 2007 with one of Gustav Mahler's symphonies and has kept his richly challenging, richly rewarding works in the prominently in the picture since. Over the years, the conductor's approach to Mahler has been, above all, precise and propulsive. So it was again Thursday night when Alsop and the BSO revisited Mahler's Symphony No. 1, which they first performed together (and recorded) in 2008. Some of us Mahler nuts crave interpretations that are exceedingly liberal with tempos and emotions, that bend a phrase here or add a pregnant pause there -- the sort of super-individualistic versions Alsop's mentor Leonard Bernstein routinely offered.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
Russian repertoire was so prevalent and played so passionately during Yuri Temirkanov's tenure at the helm of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra that it seemed to some people that there was no point in touching such music again. I confess I entertained that notion myself for a little while. The tendency to romanticize the Temrikanov years is absolutely understandable, but not all that productive. The world goes on. So does the music. And it sure went on stirringly Friday night at Meyerhoff Hall.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
The past few weeks have been rough on Marin Alsop. Late last month, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's music director gathered with family and friends in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at the bedside of her mother. Ruth Alsop, whose career included playing cello in the New York City Ballet Orchestra for more than 50 years, died Jan. 23 at the age of 82. Eleven days later, the conductor was back in Baltimore at another bedside, her father's. Lamar Alsop, who was concertmaster of that same ballet orchestra for more than three decades, died Feb. 3 at the age of 85. "My mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in September," Alsop said.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
The parents of Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, have died within the space of 12 days. Both were musicians whose careers included longtime service in the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Ruth Alsop, a cellist in that ensemble for more than 50 years, died Jan. 23 in Melrose , Mass., at the age of 82. She recently donated several instruments to the BSO. Keith Lamar Alsop, who died Feb. 3 in Baltimore at the age of 85, was concertmaster of the ballet orchestra for more than three decades.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | July 25, 2005
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Picture it. A TV commercial. Voice-over: "Congratulations Marin Alsop! Now that you've just been named new music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, what do you do next?" Alsop grins broadly and declares: "I'm going to Daytona Beach!" Not a very likely advertisement, perhaps, but the scenario isn't at all far-fetched. A day after signing a contract with the BSO to take charge of the podium in 2007, and with the music world still buzzing about a startling request from the orchestra's musicians to continue searching for a music director, Alsop hit the beach.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | February 11, 2008
NEW YORK --When Marin Alsop stepped onto the podium of the Carnegie Hall stage to lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night, a considerable crescendo of applause rose from a sizable audience that included feminist Gloria Steinem, stellar soprano Jessye Norman and Trey Anastasio, formerly of the rock group Phish. ... That feeling of good will in the house never abated. There was a sense of occasion about the event, which drew a larger turnout from the musical press than has typically greeted the BSO here in recent years.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop has canceled her scheduled appearances this week with the ensemble. Her mother, a cellist who spent several decades in the New York City Ballet Orchestra, died late last week in upstate New York at the age of 82. BSO principal pops conductor Jack Everly will be on the podium for the concerts, which feature the showing of two 1920s Charlie Chaplin films, "The Kid" and "The Idle Class," with...
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
For a satisfying feast of prismatic colo rs and intricate designs, you can stop by one of our local museums any time. But this weekend, check out the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's program instead. So, OK, this is about aural hues and structures, rather than visual, but the effect is just as arresting. And, for those who still crave something to see, this concert offers that, too, in the form of projected images from the Hubble Telescope. They accompany a perennially popular sonic blockbuster from the orchestral repertoire, Gustav Holst's “The Planets.” But the fun starts long before that portion of the program.
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